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#036    PRAYER-DRIVEN CHURCHES    by Phil Miglioratti

 

Devote yourselves to prayer Colossians 4:2

Prayer-Driven Churches...

*Have Pastors who truly believe in the power and primacy of prayer

*Have Pastors who recognize the need to sacrifice the time to meet with other pastors for the sole purpose of praying:

.For one another

.For each other’s congregation

.For the community

*Have Pastors who lead in prayer by calling out those called to serve in prayer:

.Prayer Ministry Team Leaders and Members

.Prayer Coordinator for the Congregation

.Prayer Leaders for Children, Youth, Classes/Groups...

*Have Pastors who:

.Read several books a year on prayer

.Attend prayer conferences and workshops

.Participate in prayer summits and retreats

*Have Pastors who understand the difference between personal prayer and strategic prayer

*Have Pastors who know the different dynamics of leading prayer for:

.One-To-One (personal ministry)

.Small Groups (Lighthouses, Sunday School Classes)

.Large Groups (Concerts of Prayer)

*Have Pastors who are learning how to partner with those called and gifted to serve the Body of Christ in intercession

*Have Pastors who involve their congregation in prayer - even on Sunday mornings

*Have Pastors who train people to pray for those who respond to his Sunday message

*Have Pastors who are prepared to put aside their sermon so that the Holy Spirit may continue to prompt prayer and praise among the congregation *Have Pastors who expose them to:

.National Day of Prayer

.America’s National Prayer Committee

.National Pastors’ Prayer Network...

 

 

Epaphras...is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. Colossians 4:12

Prayer-Driven Churches...

*Have members who attend prayer training:

.Workshops

.Seminars

.Conferences

*Have members who learn more about prayer through:

.Bible Study

.Reading books

.Cassettes / Videos

*Have members who expect every gathering of the church to begin with a season of prayer (“We pray until the Holy Spirit says we are done; 5 minutes or 5 hours”)

*Have members who pray for one another before, during, and after the church

meeting; whenever someone expresses a need or whenever the Spirit prompts *Have members who participate in:

.Prayer Meeting, or

.Prayer Group (intercession), or

.Prayer Team (ministry)

 

 

Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:4

Prayer-Driven Churches...

*Have meetings to pray for:

.The members of their church

.The pastoral staff and leadership team

.The schools in their community

.The families in their neighborhoods

.The public officials: civic, police, fire, education, commerce *Have meetings to pray for:

.Reconciliation among nations, generations, denominations

.The nation

.The nations  of the world

 

In everything by prayer. Philippians 4:6

Prayer-Driven Churches...

*Have leaders who incorporate prayer into every meeting:

.Elders

.Deacons

.Trustees

.Committees

*Have leaders who include prayer when training:

.Teachers

.Small Group Leaders

.Ushers / Greeters

.Council Members

.Youth Directors

*Have leaders who schedule planning and prayer together

Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.  1Thessalonians 3:10

Prayer-Driven Churches...

*Have Intercessors who are called by God to an extraordinary commitment to prayer

*Have Intercessors who are so good at listening, that the Lord speaks to them:

.Regarding their own personal life

.Regarding the life of the Congregation

.Regarding the needs of the community

*Have Intercessors who recognize the authority of the Pastor and accept the responsibility of praying for him and his family on a regular basis

Pray continually. 1Thessalonians 5:17

Prayer-Driven Churches...

*Have children who have been taught to pray:

.For their own needs, spiritual growth and ministry

.For their playmates and schoolmates

.For their teachers

.For their future wife/husband

*Have youth who have been given freedom to

.Create and lead their own prayer meetings

.Initiate prayer gatherings at school

.Plan Concerts of Praise & Prayer for several youth groups *Have families that talk to God together:

.At the dinner table

.On the living room floor

.By the children’s bed at sleep time

*Have choirs that sometimes spend as much of their rehearsal time praising the Lord in prayer as they do in song

*Have Sundays when the entire congregation is dismissed to prayerwalk the neighborhood

“Lord, enable us to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer...that we may pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” Romans 12:12; Ephesians 6:18

 

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